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No Hocus Pocus, Nano-Magnets Control Cell Movement

January 6, 2014

Mathieu Coppey imagines using tiny magnets to move cells within living organisms. Coppey, a researcher at the Institut Curie in…

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Controlling Levels of Reactive Oxygen Species Weakens Bacterial Biofilms and Breaks Cycle of Unhealing Wounds

December 17, 2013

It may begin as a “simple” foot blister, but for patients with type 2 diabetes there is nothing simple about…

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Following the Link from Gaucher Disease to Parkinson’s Disease

December 17, 2013

It seems an unlikely connection, and yet there is a significant link between Gaucher disease (GD), a purely genetic disease…

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Suppressing the Microtubule-Cutting Enzyme, Fidgetin, Allows Injured Adult Nerves to Regrow

December 17, 2013

We talk about “hard wiring” the brain but our central nervous system is a work in progress. From the first…

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A Gene Called Sunday Driver Steers Researchers to Answers for Congenital Muscle Disease

December 16, 2013

A whimsically named fly gene, Sunday Driver, a.k.a. syd, and its mammalian analog, JIP3, seem to be in the driver’s…

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Altering the Tumor Microenvironment Yields Startling Results by Blocking Tumor-Associated Macrophages in Glioblastoma

December 15, 2013

Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is the most common and the most deadly adult primary brain tumor, with an average survival of…

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Spontaneous Fusion with macrophages gives new powers to cancer cells

December 15, 2013
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Nicotine Drives Cell Invasion in Vascular Muscle Cells, Which Contributes to Atherosclerosis

December 15, 2013

E-cigarettes have put nicotine back in the news and into the hands of a growing number of American smokers who…

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High-resolution 3-D Imaging Draws Sharper Picture of Golgi’s Whereabouts When Cells Pack Up for Mitosis

December 15, 2013

Cell division is the great domestic drama of a cell’s life. In sickness and in health, cell division by mitosis…

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Uncovering the Molecular Missteps that Lead to Alzheimer’s Disease

December 15, 2013

Dramatic stories in cell biology often have sequels—”Duel of the Alzheimer’s Proteins, Part XV”—and indeed this work is a nail-biting…

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